The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)
The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)
The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)
The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)
The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)
The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)

The Vee-Jay Story: Celebrating 40 Years Of Classic Hits (Box Set - 3-CD + 7" Red Vinyl)

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Vee-Jay Records was founded in Gary, Indiana in 1953 by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken (Mr. and Mrs. Bracken), who used their first initials for the label's name. The first song they ever recorded made it in to the top ten of the national rhythm & blues charts. In a short time, Vee-Jay was the most successful black-owned record company in the U.S.A.; by 1963, they were charting records at a faster rate than some of the major labels. They were the first U.S. company to have the Beatles; in one month alone in early 1964, they sold 2.6 million Beatles singles. Two years later, the company was bankrupt. The trouble with these facts is they don't tell the story...

This beautiful, long out of print, Collector's Edition 3-CD Box Set celebrates 40 years of classic hits with 75 Vee-Jay titles and rare cuts from 1953 to 1993. This package also includes a 24 page book documenting The Vee-Jay Story (complete with producer's notes and a collection of Vee-Jay album covers) and a red 7-inch 45 rpm of Vee-Jay s first R&B hit, The Spaniels ''Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite''.

CD 1:
1 Baby, It's You - The Spaniels
2 High And Lonesome - Jimmy Reed
3 Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight  - The Spaniels
4 You Don’t Have To Go  - Jimmy Reed
5 My Loving Baby  - The El Dorados
6 Annie's Answer  - The El Dorados
7 I Really Do  - The Five Echoes
8 At My Front Door  - The El Dorados
9 Hands Off  - Jay McShann Orchestra
10 I'll Be Forever Loving You  - The El Dorados
11 This Is The Night  - The Kool Gents
12 Every Woman I Know  - Billy Emerson
13 Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby  - Jimmy Reed
14 Big Town Playboy  - Eddie Taylor
15 Up On The Mountain  - The Magnificents
16 Dimples  - John Lee Hooker
17 Oh What A Nite  - The Dells
18 Bim Bam Boom - The El Dorados
19 The Telephone Is Ringing  - Pee Wee Crayton
20 For All We Know  - The Orioles
21 You Gave Me Peace Of Mind  - The Spaniels
22 I've Found Peace Of Mind  - Pee Wee Crayton
23 Mother's Son  - The Delegates
24 The Pleasure's All Mine  - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
25 Honest, I Do  - Jimmy Reed

CD 2:
1 The 12 Year Old Boy  - Elmore James
2 You Can Make It If You Try  - Gene Allison
3 It Hurts Me Too  - Elmore James (II)
4 Rockinitis  - Billy Boy Arnold
5 Have Faith  - Gene Allison
6 Stormy Weather  - The Spaniels
7 For Your Precious Love  - The Impressions
8 Nobody But You  - Dee Clark
9 The Twist  - The Midnighters
10 Here I Stand  - Wade Flemons
11 Rockin' Good Way  - Priscilla Bowman
12 K.C. Loving  - Jimmy Witherspoon
13 Boogie Chillun  - John Lee Hooker
14 Take Out Some Insurance  - Jimmy Reed
15 Just Keep It Up  - Dee Clark
16 Hey Little Girl  - Dee Clark
17 No More Doggin'  - Rosco Gordon
18 Baby What You Want Me To Do  - Jimmy Reed
19 The Comeback  - Memphis Slim
20 Just A Little Bit  - Rosco Gordon
21 Big Boss Man  - Jimmy Reed
22 Oh Babe  - J.B. Lenoir
23 He Will Break Your Heart  -  Jerry Butler
24 Tupelo  - John Lee Hooker
25 Your Friends  - Dee Clark

CD 3:
1 Exodus (Single Version) - Eddie Harris
2 Shombalor  - Sheriff & The Ravels
3 Raindrops  - Dee Clark
4 Every Beat Of My Heart  - Gladys Knight & The Pips
5 Bright Lights, Big City  - Jimmy Reed
6 Moon River  - Jerry Butler
7 Duke of Earl  - Gene Chandler
8 Boom Boom  - John Lee Hooker
9 Duchess Of Earl  - Pearlettes
10 Tragic  - The Sheppards
11 Make It Easy On Yourself  - Jerry Butler
12 Oh John  - Jimmy Reed
13 Rainbow  - Gene Chandler
14 You're No Good  - Betty Everett
15 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)  - Betty Everett
16 A Spanish Boy  - The Rubies
17 I Can't Hear You  - Betty Everett
18 My Adorable One  - Joe Simon
19 Let It Be Me  - Jerry Butler, Betty Everett
20 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On  - Little Richard
21 It Ain't What You Do  - Little Richard
22 Stay In My Corner  - The Dells
23 Oo Wee Baby, I Love You  - Fred Hughes
24 I Don't Know What You Got  - Little Richard
25 It's Not Unusual  - The Dells

Bonus Red Vinyl 7"
A1. Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite - The Spaniels
B1. You Don't Move Me - The Spaniels

• Comes in an LP sized box
• 3 CDs, 75 tracks, 24 page booklet
• Bonus 45RPM 7" single